HELLO MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONISTS
WHY I CHOSE MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION!
For a long time I dreamed about having a job that allowed me to work from home but was nervous about giving up the guaranteed income of the job I had for a home business or self-employment. I didn’t want to waste time or money on some work at home scam so I just kept dreaming. When my sister-in-law graduated from a medical transcription program and got a job right out of school I followed her lead.
THE MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION PROFESSION
Each time a physician sees a patient a summary of that visit is placed in the patient’s chart. Typically the summary or note is dictated and the report typed by a medical transcriptionist. Physicians in every clinical setting and medical specialty utilize transcriptionists in their practice. The terminology used by physicians is different from everyday speech and often quite complex so it is difficult to find medical transcription employment without training.
BECOME A MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST
Medical transcription instruction programs differ in tuition cost and program duration. The choice of a training course should be based on the individual needs of the student. I got my medical transcription training online through Career Step. Check out this site to find out more about their program http://referral.careerstep.com/ref33238
MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION RESOURCE SITE
This site offers tips on medical transcription employment, medical transcription training courses and medical transcription tax deductions and transcription business expenses. You will also find a medical transcription reference site with information such as eponymous physical examination terms, eponymous diagnosis list and a directory of hospitals by state. I to pass on some medical transcription tips such as information on developing a free word expander in Microsoft word as well as using Microsoft word as a free spell checker and free grammar check program.
Ology is a medical suffix that means branch of knowledge. Transcription is my branch of knowledge. I have set up my site to offer you knowledge in categories such as PRODUCTIONology with ways to increase transcription speed and medical transcription earnings. Under RFERENCEology I have posted medical transcription reference material such as state hospital lists, eponymous medical terms, a list of muscles in the body, a list of bones in the body and much, much more.
MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST FORUM
I hope to hear from you! Medical transcriptionists what do you like or hate about your job? Are you looking for advice on a legitimate work from home job or medical transcription instruction courses? Are you seeking medical transcription employment with no experience and opportunities for entry level medical transcription jobs? Post your thoughts under CHATology or email me at email@example.com
I hope you like my site — Laura Naumann
CURRENT TRENDS IN MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION
I am adding this section in response to some recent posts to CHATology. For the last few years I have been posting articles and comments about changes transcriptionists can anticipate. I encouraged in-house MTs to be prepared for outsourcing and all MTs to brush up on VR editing. I also tried to paint an accurate picture of what transcriptionists were actually earning versus the income quoted by certain MT training courses. While I still feel that medical transcription is a viable choice for anyone restricted to working from home I am discouraging those without such extenuating circumstances from entering the field. Those of us employed at medical transcriptionists need to face the facts. The demand for even the most experienced transcriptionists is very low and the compensation abhorrent. I hear from frustrated MTs trying to support a family on the equivalent of $5/hour and in some cases even less. I continue to get comments and email from current MT’s and future MT’s concerned about the profession and I’m worried too. I wonder how many doctors will choose the cost benefits of voice recognition over the accuracy of a trained transcriptionist. Only the future will tell. You may find the new e-book released by Career Step informative and somewhat encouraging. Here’s the link http://www.careerstep.com/mt-myths-ebook